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Japan-UK Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

March 13, 2023

On March 13, commencing at 4:00 p.m. for about 10 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with the Rt Hon James CLEVERLY MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom. The overview is as follows.

  1. The two ministers affirmed that they would steadily promote cooperation towards peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region, in light of the further deepening of the security cooperation between Japan and the UK. Minister Hayashi stated that Japan welcomes the UK’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and that Japan would reinforce its collaboration with the like-minded countries including the UK to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
  2. The two ministers shared their views on the strategic significance of the CPTPP, and concurred on the importance of the early conclusion of the accession negotiations for the UK.
  3. The two ministers affirmed to continue their cooperation in the lead up to the G7 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Karuizawa in April.

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